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Hi,everyone. My final drive is bad on my 2014 Valkyrie. Will drives out of other Gold Wings fit it and if so, which ones. Thanks for the forum and letting me join.
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This is the first one I heard of going bad. What happened?

Anyway I checked the part numbers. Looks like all the internals are the same. The case does have a different part number between the valk and GW. Will it fit? Probably. Just have to see. The godwing rears can be had cheap from the trike dudes.
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I am not sure what happened. After I purchased the motorcycle in the spring I checked the fluid level.It took about 1oz to top it off. After my last trip I thought I heard a growling noise under load. I drained it and dark gray fine powder came out with the fluid. I flushed it out with new fluid several times and refilled it. Going to test ride tomorrow but do not have much hope that it will work. Do you have any idea what group of years will work. Like 2014 thru 2018. Thanks for your help
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probably 08 to 2017. You will definitely have to compare them. And I think the swing arm is longer on the wings.
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I am not sure what happened. After I purchased the motorcycle in the spring I checked the fluid level.It took about 1oz to top it off. After my last trip I thought I heard a growling noise under load. I drained it and dark gray fine powder came out with the fluid. I flushed it out with new fluid several times and refilled it. Going to test ride tomorrow but do not have much hope that it will work. Do you have any idea what group of years will work. Like 2014 thru 2018. Thanks for your help
You may not have a problem at all. Mileage ? The factory fluid has a bit of "moly paste" mixed in,off the gear set from factory,may account for the gray looking stuff in fluid. The moly in the final drive was discussed many,many times on the old VTX fourm. VERY rare to lose one of these finals.......
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It only had 2000 miles on it when I purchased. It now has 6000. I took some of the gray material, wiped it on a paper towel and a magnet picked up the paper towel.
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Sounds like the rear wasn't properly setup from the factory. Internals are probably the same. Can anyone confirm if the gear ratio is the same as any other Wing?
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Sounds like the rear wasn't properly setup from the factory. Internals are probably the same. Can anyone confirm if the gear ratio is the same as any other Wing?
The gear sets have the same part number so should be the same.
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Thanks to everyone for the help. I have test drove and did not hear anything unusual. The final drive housing was warm but not so hot that I could not hold my hand on it. Still I can't help thinking that with that metallic powder something is deteriorating. I am going to go on and try to find one. I am going to ride this about 500 miles., then drain it and see how it looks.
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Have you checked the warrenty. You may have a leftover 2014 still covered. There was a guy producing higher gear ratio rear ends. send him your final and he send higher ratio final. he should have plenty of old gears. search you tube
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